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Warder arrested while sneaking drugs into Machakos prison

A prison warder was arrested on Wednesday with illegal drugs and other contrabands which he is reported to have been sneaking into his work place at Machakos GK Prison.

According to a police report filed at Machakos Police Station in Machakos County, the prison officer, identified as Mr Joel Wuanka Koya, was found in possession of the contraband goods at the search office.

Mr Humphrey Ogolla, the in charge at the facility, suspected something was amiss after it was discovered that the said warder was dressed in two trousers.

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“A search was conducted on the suspect and it emerged that he had worn a civilian trouser under the uniform as a disguise to conceal contrabands and 67 rolls of Cannabis Sativa recovered under his inner garment,” the police report reads in part.

A sachet of khat (muguka) and tobacco were also recovered from the officer.

The officer was subsequently detained at the duty office and later taken into custody at Machakos Police Station pending arraignment as investigations commenced.

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Meanwhile, a police officer was shot dead by unknown assailants over the weekend during a crackdown on an illicit brew den in Athi River, Machakos County. According to the police, the officer, identified as Cyrus Mbaka, was shot twice on the head leading to his death.

The shooting took place after six police officers, under the command of Ms Naomie Kajuju, arrested seven suspects at the illicit brew den.

According to the police report, the officers were ambushed by three pillion passengers on a motorcycle. One of the three men was heard shouted to the officers “Nyinyi mmetuzoea, leo mtatutambua.”

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A brief shootout then ensued leading to the escape of five of the arrested suspects.

“After the shootout it was established that Mr Mbaka suffered two gunshot wounds on the head,” the police said in the report

Another officer, Mr Samuel Ng’ang’a, suffered a deep stone cut on the left side of the head above the ear and was rushed to Ruai Family Hospital where he was treated and later discharged.